The Rare Rose in the Wind – Farewell Prof. Mary Gloria Njoku

ANIEKE, CHRISTIAN (2018) The Rare Rose in the Wind – Farewell Prof. Mary Gloria Njoku. In: Burial Ceremony of Prof. Mary Gloria Njoku(Rev. Sr).

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I am not a wordsmith. But I have always felt that one thing is certainly not part of my existential limitedness: finding the appropriate word to express my feelings or thoughts. But today I see the illusion of my trust in my linguistic power and verbal weaponry. Today I must confess that my stream of words has dried up! If tears could be translated into words,I would be helped by my over-flooded stream of tears. If sighs could be translated into balls of human language, an appropriate word to express this situation would reveal its face somewhere in the indescribable landscape of my mind. If prayers could take the wings of human words, I would most certainly have found the most befitting word or expression for you Gloria and this situation. But today, today I, like a disarmed warrior, stand shivering, my verbal wings clipped and poetic arms seemingly irredeemably amputated. I have found myself in throes of panic like a student sitting in a heavily guarded hall full of hawkish supervisors to write a most difficult examination. In my panic and confusion the only phrase that entered my brain was: The Rare Rose in the Wind!

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 12:07
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 12:07

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